White to play and checkmate in two moves

Problems 349 to 360

349

(Machgielis Euwe - Kikeriki, 1927)

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1. Qe6! waiting
1. ... Rd8/b8/a8 2. Qxe7#
1. ... Rc8 2. Qxe7/xc8#
1. ... fxe6 2. Rf1#
1. ... f6/f5 2. Qg8#
1. ... g5 2. Qh6#

Date added: 21/3/2021

350

(Knappert)

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1. Qe6! [2. Rc5#]
1. ... Rdxd5 2. Nd6#
1. ... Nxd5 2. Qe2, Rxg4#
1. ... Rhxd5 2. Ne5#
1. ... Qd4 2. Rhxd4#

Date added: 21/3/2021

351

(Vladimir Pachman - L'Italia Scacchistica 2nd Prize, 1950)

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1.Nxf6! ~ 2.Qe4#
1...Rd5 2.Nf7#
1...Bd5 2.Nd7#
1...Rd4 2.cxd4#

Date added: 21/3/2021

352

(Joseph William Abbott - Chess Chips, 1878)

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1.Ne2! ~ 2.Nf4#
1...Ke4 2.Nxc3#
1...Ne6 2.Nxc3#

Date added: 21/3/2021

353

(Jan Ingvar Hannelius - L'Italia Scacchistica 3rd Prize, 1952)

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1.Nc8! (2.Bxe6#/Ne7#)
1...Rd7/Rxc8/cxd3/c3 2.Bxe6#
1...Rd6/Rxg8 2.Rxd6#/Ne7#
1...Re8 2.Rd6#
1...Nc5 2.Ne7#
1...Nxd4 2.Ra5#
1...Bg5 2.Bxe6#/Qxg5#
1...Bxd4 2.Qg5#
1...Qxd4 2.f4#

Date added: 21/3/2021

354

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1. Rf7! [2. Bh4#]
1. ... Rxd4 2. Nxc3#
1. ... Ne4 2. Nb2#
1. ... Ne2 2. Nxd3#
1. ... Nxd1+ 2. Rxd1#

Date added: 21/3/2021

355

(Erwin Gross - Main-Post, 1968-1969 2nd Prize, 24 Jan 1969)

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1.Rg3! ~ 2.Qf5#
1...Be5 2.Rxe5#
1...Nce3 2.Qf3#
1...Nd4 2.Re5#
1...Nf4 2.Qxf4#
1...Nge3 2.Qf4#
1...Rf3 2.Qxf3#
1...e5 2.Nf6#
1...e6 2.Nd6#

Date added: 21/3/2021

356

(Arnoldo Ellerman - Good Companion, Second Meredith Ty 1st Prize, Jan 1916)

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1.Qf3!
1...exf3+ 2.Be3#
1...Kc4 2.Nb6#
1...Ke5 2.Rh5#
1...Re5 2.Qb3#
1...Rd6 2.Qxe4#
1...Rh6 2.Qxe4#
1...Rg6 2.Qxe4#
1...Rf6 2.Qxe4#

Date added: 21/3/2021

357

(Adriano Chicco - Wiadomości Szachowe 2nd Prize, 1936)

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1.Nc5! ~ 2.Qd6#
1...Nc4 2.Nd3#
1...Nb5 2.Nc4#
1...Be7 2.Nd7#
1...Bf6 2.Nf3#
1...Kxd5 2.Qe6#
1...Rf6 2.Nd7#
1...Re7 2.Nf3#
1...Rxf8 2.Nd7#
1...Rd7
2.Nxd7#
2.Nf3#

Date added: 22/3/2021

358

(Giovanni Prestigiacomo)

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1. Qxb7! [2. Qxd5#]
1. ... dxe4 2. Qd7#
1. ... Kxe4 2. Rc4#
1. ... Nxc3 2. Qxb4#
1. ... Bxe4 2. Nc6#

Date added: 22/3/2021

359

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1. Qe2! [2. Re5#]
1. ... Bf6/c7 2. N(x)f6#
1. ... Nc7/d6 2. Nc3#
1. ... Kxd5 2. Qc4#
1. ... Nd3 2. Qg2#
1. ... Nf3 2. Qd3#

Date added: 22/3/2021

360

(Henry Wald Bettmann & Edgar Bettmann & Jacob Bettmann - Quebec Chronicle, 25 Aug 1882)

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1.Qh5!
1...Nxd2+ 2.Kc3#!
1...Nc3+ (Ne4~+) 2.Kxc3#
1...a3 2.Kb3#
1...Ba3 2.Kd4#
1...Be3 (Bc5...a7) 2.Kb4#
1...Nf5 (Nh6~) 2.Qxg4#

Date added: 23/3/2021